Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year's End

With 2008 coming to a close, I want to thank each and every one of you--whether you read my books, frequent this blog, or have in any way contributed to my life--for helping to make this a memorable year. Many great things happened in 2008, but this year also made me a stronger person. There were several illnesses in my family, and I had to deal with my own spinal surgery. Thankfully everyone has made a full recovery, and I'm currently on the mend. Plus I turn 30 in 2009, but let's not talk about that.

And now, a little BSP (I mean, it is my blog). Here are just a few of the events that took place during this calendar year, many of which occurred thanks to the incredible support of readers:

--THE GUILTY and THE STOLEN were both published to terrific reviews.
--THE MARK was optioned to be a major motion picture,with internationally renowned, award-winning director Paddy Breathnach attached to direct.
--THE MARK was nominated for three awards (it went 0-for-3, but who's counting).
--My books were published all around the world in numerous languages. Including, but not limited to: Australia, England, Ireland, South Africa, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Estonia and Norway. More countries are being added frequently, and in case you're curious all of my foreign covers are posted at
--KILLER YEAR: A Criminal Anthology was published in the U.S., UK and Australia, receiving glowing praise from readers and critics and even publishing legend Otto Penzler. I'm so proud of this collection, and every conference I go there are always lots of people with copies to sign. The Killer Year crew is not only an incredible collection of talented crime writers, but also people who've become my friends over the last few years. I'll see you all at the bar.

Yet as good as 2008 has been, 2009 is shaping up to be even better. And since good things come to those who wait, multiply that good thing by two. Because in October, the first part of my two-book Henry Parker epic will hit stores. Tentatively titled THE FURY, this book raises the stakes to a whole new level. Because Henry Parker will uncover the most devastating secret yet--his own.

But then in November, just when you think the story is closed, THE DARKESS will hit shelves, as a deadly enemy prepares to descend upon New York City, a plague so vicious that lives will be changed forever...and I promise you that not everyone is going to make it out alive. What frightens me is that I conceived of the idea for this book months ago, yet as every day passes it becomes all the more timely, and the chances of the events in THE DARKNESS actually happening seem far too real.

I'm so excited to share these books with you, and I can't wait to hear your feedback. I think they're the best yet in the series, and I hope you agree.

Have a very happy new year, and I'll see you in '09.


Blogger laughingwolf said...

happy new year to you and yours :D

1:58 PM  

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